1,000 word ( – 50 words) book review should have four sections. The sections should NOT be labeled separately; rather, each section seamlessly flows into the next. •The first section is an introduction. In the introduction, you want to be sure to include the book’s title and author, perhaps a little bit about the author’s career/academic position, and then introduce the key themes in the book. What is the big picture idea in the book?
You can use this section to foreshadow your analysis of the book.. •The second section is a summary of the book. In this section you should summarize the core concepts and methods used in the book. This section should provide a broad, thematic summary of the book. The goal is to provide an informative summary so someone who has not read the book can determine what the book is about and whether they should read it. •The third section is an evaluation. This is where you can let loose and explain what you thought of this book. What were key strengths or weaknesses in the data, methods, or argument? What makes it valuable or not for readers? What were its limitations? •The last section is a conclusion. This is where you restate your analysis and evaluation of the book. You can suggest who it would be useful for – undergraduate classes? People interested in certain issues? Sociologists? Render a final judgment about whether this is a book people should read.